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Hikaru Kimi e (2024)

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Country Japan
Season Year Winter 2024
Air Dates Jan 7, 2024 – Dec 29, 2024
Runtime 45
Timeslot Sunday at 8:00 pm
Network(s) NHK
Licensed No
Native Title 光る君へ


Note: Broadcasting date still TBA.

Hikaru Kimi e will be the 63rd NHK Taiga drama.

Set in the middle of the Heian period, it depicts the life of novelist Murasaki Shibiku, who was the author of the famous novel “The Tale of Genji.”

Yoshitaka Yuriko was announced as the main lead in May 2022.



  • Kishitani Goro as Fujiwara no Tametoki
  • Support Role
  • Murasaki Shibiku's Father
  • Takasugi Mahiro as Fujiwara no Nobunori
  • Support Role
  • Murasaki Shibiku's Younger Brother
  • Danta Yasunori as Fujiwara no Kaneie
  • Support Role
  • Michinaga's Father
  • Iura Arata as Fujiwara no Michitaka
  • Support Role
  • Michinaga's Older Brother
  • Itaya Yuka as Takashina no Takako
  • Support Role
  • Michitaka's Wife
  • Kuroki Haru as Minamoto no Tomoko
  • Support Role
  • Michinaga's Legal Wife
  • Akiyama Ryuji as Fujiwara no Sanesuke
  • Support Role
  • Michinaga's Senior
  • Masuoka Tohru as Minamoto no Masanobu
  • Support Role
  • Tomoko's Father / Minister of the Left
  • Ishino Mako as Fujiwara no Mutsuko
  • Support Role
  • Tomoko's Mother
  • Hashizume Jun as Fujiwara no Yoritada
  • Support Role
  • Kintou's Father / Chief Advisor to the Emperor
  • Yoshida Yoh as Fujiwara no Akiko
  • Support Role
  • Michinaga's Elder Sister
  • Takahata Mitsuki as Fujiwara no Sadako
  • Support Role
  • Michitaka's Eldest Daughter
  • Mikami Ai as Fujiwara no Akiko
  • Support Role
  • Michinaga's Eldest Daughter
  • Miura Shohei as Fujiwara no Korechika
  • Support Role
  • Michitaka's Eldest Son
  • Takiuchi Kumi as Minamoto no Akiko
  • Support Role
  • Michinaga's Other Wife
  • Bando Minosuke II as En'yu Tenno / Emperor En'yu
  • Support Role
  • 64th Emperor of Japan
  • Hongo Kanata as Kazan Tenno / Emperor Kazan
  • Support Role
  • 65th Emperor of Japan



Theme Song 1

Theme Song 2

Theme Song 3

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